Meet the professors
At Precision Martial Arts
Jeremy Umphries is a third degree black belt who has been training for over 19 years. Jeremy was promoted to black belt from Fabricio Werdum in 2010.
He began his career as a high school wrestler where he was a multi-time state medalist, then he continued on as a collegiate wrestler. He was an undefeated amateur MMA fighter and had a 6-2 pro MMA career.
Some of his accomplishments include being a Pan Am no gi champion; IBJJF world medalist; IBJJF Pan Pac medalist, both gi and no gi; Australian National Champion; 2-time NAGA champion; ADCC invite; and a USA Grappling World Team Trials medalist
Anthony Mitchell is a second-degree black belt who has been training for over 15 years. Starting out in MMA, 4-1 amateur and 3-0 pro, he started to focus strictly on Jiu-Jitsu as tournaments became more frequent.
He first opened his own Academy in Ridgeland Ms. In 2020 he opened a separate location in Flowood with business partner Josh Kennon. Anthony soon decided to move the original Academy to a bigger and nicer location in Madison, MS. He and Jeremy Umphries are partners at that new location, Precision Martial Arts Gluckstadt.
In August of 2021, Anthony achieved a lifelong dream of Medaling at an IBJJF Major when he took silver at the Pan Ams in Orlando Florida. Some of Anthony’s other martial arts accomplishments include 15x IBJJF Gold Medalist, 2x New Orleans Fight 2 Win Pro Champion, Main Event, and Co-Main Event, 13x AGF Blackbelt Champion, Kakuto Blackbelt Masters Invitational Champion, and AGF Head Referee.
CAN YOU RELATE
You want your child to be prepared for difficult or confrontational situations
Listening is not your child’s strongest skill set
They struggle with “ADHD” or “ADD” tendencies or just have a lot of energy
They are shy in public, but are more open at home or with family
We understand raising kids can be hard
When you child misbehaves we tend to resort to options such as medicine to therapy, harsh actions and cajoling our children to change their behavior. But what if we were to tell you there is a safe, natural way that will take charge in positively impacting every aspect of your child’s life- all without the need for any medication or even trying too hard!
That’s right – teaching them self-discipline, how powerful it feels to work hard and be successful at something they love as well as setting clear expectations are what really can make an enormous difference. All by empowering kids while also teaching them humility–all this with a side order of health benefits like exercise which promotes fitness? Wow!
YOUR CHILD WILL GROW WITH EVERY CLASS!
Enrolling your child in a martial arts class is like handing them the tools to succeed. It’s an opportunity they won’t want to miss out on, before you know it they’ll be all grown up and out on their own. This is why it’s even more important to introduce them to a lifestyle of healthy habits such as fitness and self-control.
If you can see a difference in your child after just one martial arts class, imagine how much they will learn with four! The benefits of the classes are far more than learning self-defense and respect; it’s an opportunity to thrive.
Motivate your kids to be active
It’s never too early to start teaching your child about physical fitness, discipline, self-control, respect, and more. The lessons your child learns studying martial arts now may very well follow them into adulthood.
The skills they learn and the conditioning of their physical bodies gives kids a step up when it comes to their daily life function and if they choose to participate in athletic activities at their school or club.
Setting your children up for good health and a healthy body image is something they can keep throughout life.
Learning Skills can be taught
Martial arts is a natural outlet for their energy. This helps them achieve clarity in school which leads the way to better grades and performance. Listening to an instructor and following directions is a cruital life skill, here at our academy we encourage this through respect for leadership and their fellow students.
Your child deserves an educational experience that will help them succeed later in life. And with martial arts, they can get one!
Kids LEARN TO FOCUS ON WHAT’S IMPORTANT
Our martial arts training helps kids develop focus and self-discipline. It teaches them that their success in life will depend on how hard they work, so it’s important not only during class time but also at home or when playing outside with friends.
We know from experience as parents ourselves what can happen if children don’t pay attention enough–they get distracted easily by shiny things around them!
Through repetition with memorization being important parts about our curriculum (and lots more than just physical activity), students develop an ability not only stay fully engaged but also achieve successes through dedication towards hard work when surrounded by like minded individuals who are all vying for excellence together